General Manager, Park Operations, Disney Animal Kingdom
As a General Manager, Joe is responsible for daily operations of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park including Attractions, Custodial, Main Entrance and Theater Operations.
Joe began his career with The Walt Disney Company in 1997 as a project team member for both Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, supporting both properties from design and development to opening operations. During a hiatus from Disney, Joe served as Vice President - Operations at the Houston Zoo and as Chief Operating Officer at the Catalina Island Conservancy. He returned to Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2015.
Joe has the unique ability to integrate Park Operations and the Animal Programs Operations perspectives to benefit our Cast Members and Guests.